INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - CANDIDA BOMBICOLA/GLUCOSE/METHYL RAPESEEDATE FERMENT

SUMMARY: SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A cosmetic biocide which is obtained by the fermentation of glucose and methyl rapeseedate ferment by a non-pathogenic yeast Candida bombicola and used in personal care products to maintain skin health.

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WHAT IS CANDIDA BOMBICOLA/GLUCOSE/METHYL RAPESEEDATE FERMENT: Candida bombicola is a non-pathogenic yeast is used along with glucose and methyl rapeseedate ferment which undergoes a fermentation process,  to produce biosurfactant sophorolipids. This active ingredient is used in personal care products as biosurfactant which increases the oil solubility in the product formula. The use of biosurfactants are preferred over traditional surfactants, as they are a heterogeneous group of surface-active molecules synthesized by microorganisms such as yeast (Candida bombicola), reduces the surface tension and interfacial tension, improving the efficacy of the product. This biosurfactant in cosmetic and personal care products is considered safe, non-toxic and eco-friendly.

 

REVIEW OF CANDIDA BOMBICOLA/GLUCOSE/METHYL RAPESEEDATE FERMENT

Name of the Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

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Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment is used in personal care products. Top regulatory bodies like EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

BENEFITS OF CANDIDA BOMBICOLA/GLUCOSE/METHYL RAPESEEDATE FERMENT: This cosmetic biocide has the following benefits:

  • Exhibits antimicrobial property: Its antimicrobial activity decreases the growth of microorganisms on the skin and protects the  skin from infections.
  • Prevents sebum production: It controls the excess of sebum production.
  • Acts as skin protecting agent: It protects the skin from the harmful effects of external factors.
  • Acts as cleansing agent: Acts as an excellent cleansing agent which keeps the surface of the skin clean.
  • Acts as a surfactant: Reduces the surface tension of the active ingredients in the product formula and facilitates easy application of the product.
  • Works as a deodorant: It effectively masks the unpleasant body odour.

    Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products.

    CITATIONS/ FURTHER READ

    ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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